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Another reason to love Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by j4x4ar3, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Jul 31, 2008 at 8:45 AM
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    j4x4ar3

    j4x4ar3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Round Step Bars, Bed Mat, Cargo Bars w/Thules ski and bike attachments, JVC MP3 Head Unit, TRD Cat Back Exhaust, roadmaster active rear suspension, more when $$$ allows
    http://www.healthycar.org/press.releases.php

    I keep finding these little trivia pieces in the news. Funny where the Tacoma will pop up. Look at the press release for July 22nd on the link. Last entry on the green side of the list of the best picks for "healthiest" new car. The ratings are based on the amount of chemicals released from a new car (that new car smell) and Tacoma rates as one of the best picks meaning it has some of the lowest chemical emissions for a new vehicle.

    Yeah dumb little factoids but I think they're fun.

    You can also find the information in AutoBlog here http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/30/mitsubishi-eclipse-spyder-wins-for-most-toxic-new-car-smell/
     
  2. Jul 31, 2008 at 9:46 AM
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    zombot

    zombot Scavenger

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    bull bar and offroad lights, tool box and other minor storage mods
    seven months and 5000 miles later my wife still tells me my truck smells 'new'...
    and i joked it's the toxic carpet fumes.

    so what is it then? ;)
     
  3. Jul 31, 2008 at 9:52 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

    MotoXFreeStyle61 Displaced Texan

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    Black Head Light Mod, Tacoma All Weather Mats, ScanGauge II, Tonnaeu Bed Cover, 40% Tint, Added Fog Lights, 600W x 1 Alpine MRP-M650 Amp, Alpine 10" Type-R SWR-1022D Sub, Secondary Air Filter Removed, Day Time Running Lights, K&N Drop In Air Filter (oiled), Westin Bullbar (Black Powder), Alpine IVA-W505 w/Nav, JL Audio 6.5" Front Speakers, Toyota SR5 Seat Covers, 2.5" Toytec Spacer
    You know, If Toyota marketed a "Tacoma New Car Febreeze Spray" I would so buy it. Hmmm...I wonder if I could profit from selling this idea to Toyota.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:45 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    So the Tacoma is officially a "green" vehicle.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.

    I've had mine for two months and I have 7,300 miles. At least it still smells new, too. :D
     
  6. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    I have 13,500 on mine. It still smells new.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    91r100gs

    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Factory bed mat, TacomaWorld.com sticker, EGR In-Channel Vent Visors, AFE ProDryS drop in air filter
    Overall the new car aroma in the Tacoma is pleasant. But on damp humid days when the truck is sealed up for a time, it sorta smells like cat pee. And when it:rain:'s you want to :puke:Leaving the windows cracked helps some. Maybe it is because I have the baby $hit brown interior?:eek:
     
  8. Aug 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM
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    mudslingin44

    mudslingin44 Well-Known Member

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    6 in pro comp coilover-35 in pro comp extreme mudders
    i've had mine for a year.i has 7900 miles and still smells new too
     
  9. Aug 1, 2008 at 3:57 PM
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    45longcolt

    45longcolt Well-Known Member

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    8 months and 12,600 miles it still has that new car smell when the windows are left up!:)
     
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